Backpack Coalition

Providing backpacks and school supplies to students with financial constraints.

Donate to Backpack Coalition

Help ensure every student starts the school year with the tools they need to succeed.

Backpack Coalition, which has been led by United Way since 2014, is committed to providing backpacks and school supplies to students with financial constraints, helping ensure they succeed in school. Each year the coalition distributes thousands of backpacks with grade appropriate school supplies to students in grades K-12. 

Since March of 2020, COVID-19 has impacted the lives of so many in our community. It has been especially challenging for those in the world of education. Over the past several months, we have seen how adaptable and resilient teachers, students, and families can be. In the fall of 2020, United Way was able to provide more than 5,000 essential school supply kits to local students because of the contributions of our community members.

We are once again asking for and prioritizing financial donations for the current season and look forward to offering our extensive supply drive options and in-person kit-packing efforts in 2022.

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